Our editors have searched the toy fair 2014 for the best new toys for kids—check out their favorites.
At Toy Fair 2014, we got a sneak peak at all of the hottest toys for the holidays. More than 1000 exhibitors from 100 countries showed off toys. The event is like the biggest toy store you could imagine. At the Toy Fair, TIA experts revealed the six biggest toy trends of 2014. We decided to hand out our best of toy fair 2014 awards in each category. Let’s go have some fun.
Best Full Steam Ahead Toys
More and more educational toys are aimed at teaching kids Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM). We saw everything from cool robots to fun scientific kits. Here are the best toys we saw for your budding engineers.
Best Larger Than Life Toys
Larger than life toys are none other than humongous toys. You know the type. The ones that are hard to hold with two hands. Here are larger than life toys that will make you say “WHOA” when you see them wrapped in a box.
Best Custom-Built Toys
We love construction toys because they inspire creativity. At Lego, everything is awesome. Seriously, there are so many great sets for just about everyone. Beyond construction, we are seeing toys in other categories embrace this level of personalization. Here are some of our favorites.
Best RC Rampage Toys
RC Vehicles are now being equipped with more innovative features such as the ability to launch things. Here are some of the most unique remote controlled toys we found.
Best Frightfully Fun Toys
Apparently, monsters are no longer scary. Gothic themed toys are all the rage these days. Here are our favorites toys.
Best Retro/ Back To Basics Toys
Classic toys are still popular and many retro toys are being retrofitted for the current generation. Here are some toys that brought back memories and are based on classical play patterns.